When talking to people, I am more likely to call myself a maker, than an artist. While artist is the goal, I'm still striving towards that. this week, I got a bit of a boost.
My quilt group had a challenge last month. We received a roughly six inch square of fabric and asked to create a sewing accessory from it. We could add more fabric from our stashes, but we were suppose to keep it small. It was suppose to be a quick and easy challenge.
This was the fabric.
It came with a clip and my brain wanted to do something with the clip as well.
After a couple of false starts, I ended up with this.
It is a hand sewing wallet. The stash fabric was a birthday gift from a friend, last year.
The challenge fabric became a zippered pocket, to hold the scissors, thimble, and other little notions.
There is a piece of wool felt for the needles and pins and a strap of fabric to hold the clips. The lining fabric is straight pins.
Entries were due last Monday. A total of 13 accessories returned, and there was a viewer's choice balloting. Everyone got to choose their 3 favourites. Sadly, nobody thought to take a picture of the whole group.
Surprise! I got the most votes! Not sure what the attraction was, but I did hear a lot of comments about the clip strap.
Some fabric, and a needle threader. I needed a needle threader for my wallet.
The threader is really cute, with a tiny cutter and a hook to grab the thread.
In the sock area, I finished the socks I started in May.
They have been my knitting project for appointments, meetings, anytime I need some easy mindless knitting. I have lost the ball band, so I have no idea what yarn it is, but someone will like them for Christmas.